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SCRA Technology Ventures announces sale of Selah Genomics to EKF Diagnostics

SCRA Technology Ventures today announced that portfolio company Selah Genomics was sold to EKF Diagnostics, a publically-traded UK-based diagnostics firm. Selah, a provider of advanced molecular and genomic diagnostic services, completed the deal today, making it the largest of nine exits out of the SC Launch program since 2006.
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Researchers identify novel vancomycin-resistant MRSA superbug in Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Medicare pays doctors even after they're sanctioned

A ProPublica report finds that the agency continued paying doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals even after they were charged with bilking the program. Meanwhile, a report recommends that Medicare pay hospitals less for low-risk outpatient surgeries.
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Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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OPKO Health enters into definitive agreement to acquire Inspiro Medical

OPKO Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inspiro Medical Ltd., an Israeli medical device company developing a new platform to deliver small molecule drugs such as corticosteroids and beta agonists or larger molecules to treat respiratory diseases. Inspiro's Inspiromatic is a "smart" easy-to-use dry powder inhaler with several advantages over existing devices.
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Discovery could have far-reaching implications for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Indiana University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially impacting the care of over 25 million Americans.
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Researchers recommend early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for cervical cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended.
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Findings could revive use of chloroquine drug in treating, preventing mosquito-bourne disease

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently.
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Creekridge Capital surpasses previous first quarter record

Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor financing company, announced they have topped all their previous quarter one records throughout the company history. They have surpassed their previous first quarter record, which was set in 2012, by over 30 percent.
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Lending Club announces acquisition of Springstone Financial for $140 million

Lending Club, the nation's leading online credit marketplace, announced today that it has acquired Springstone Financial for a total consideration of $140 million in cash and stock. Springstone provides affordable financing options for consumers looking to finance private education and elective medical procedures through a network of over 14,000 schools and healthcare providers.
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YouBeauty partners with Spa Week Media Group to present YOUSPA

YouBeauty, the leading voice focused on personalization in beauty and wellness, has partnered with Spa Week Media Group (Spa Week), creator of the largest spa and wellness event in North America, to present YOUSPA, an integrated media event that educates consumers about the benefits of in-spa nourishment to their personal wellness.
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SWHR co-sponsors National Institutes of Health Forum on microbiome and autoimmunity

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR®), the leading voice on the study of the biological differences between women and men, is co-sponsoring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Forum on the Microbiome and Autoimmunity on Thursday, April 24, at the NIH in Bethesda, Md.
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First MRI scan shows 'brown fat' in living adult can help fight diabetes

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity.
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Alcresta signs agreement with CFFT to support nutritional status of people with cystic fibrosis

Alcresta, a leading medical nutrition company developing innovative enzyme-based products for individuals with unique nutritional needs battling acute conditions or chronic diseases, today announced the company has signed an agreement with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) to accelerate the development of Alcresta's enzyme-based point-of-care products to support the nutritional status of people with cystic fibrosis (CF).
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iGetBetter joins Massachusetts Hospital Association to reduce hospital readmissions

iGetBetter, a supplier of post-acute care transition solutions designed to help reduce hospital readmissions, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), the primary representative of the hospital community in the commonwealth, announced today that iGetBetter will join MHA and contribute to efforts now underway by Massachusetts hospitals to improve post-discharge care transition and reduce hospital readmissions.
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First Edition: April 17, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about emerging political strategies related to the health law and the upcoming congressional elections.
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Research report on global teleradiology market

Global Information Inc. announces the addition of a new market research report "Teleradiology Market (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" at GIIResearch.com
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Viewpoints: Cooking the Census books; immigrants left off health law; abortion still a 'tripwire'

You can't manage what you don't measure, as the great Peter Drucker used to say, and for the White House that seems to be the goal. Out of the blue, the Census Bureau has changed how it counts health insurance-;at the precise moment when ObamaCare is roiling the insurance markets (4/15).
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College of American Pathologists and ASC sign MOU to advance delivery of cytopathology services

The College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Cytopathology announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on initiatives to advance the delivery of cytopathology services and improve patient care.
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Structural changes in hippocampus region improve memory function in children

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices.
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